PC Budget 800 - 1000

sorry about a repeated post but i couldn't rename the thread

Hi there,

So basically this is going to be the first time that i build a custom pc myself and i need help with what parts i should get. I have a budget of £800 - £1000 and would like you guys to tell me all the parts i should get. i play games like BF3, COD and dayz and would like to get the best performance out of my pc with no lag or frame rate issues. I would also like a tri screen setup at some point so not sure if that will affect the parts that i get.

Many thanks to who ever can help me
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $851.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 13:32 EST-0500)
    Do you need an OS?
  2. This is in USD but the worth of a USD is less so I'd say this would be slightly under or equal to your budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ B&H)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1302.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 13:32 EST-0500)

    I left the keyboard/mouse blank since that is personal preference. You could get a set for $30 or a combo for $150 depending on functions and quality. That 7950 will power through all of your games easily, and the i5-3570k is VERY future-proof. When you do the currency translation it comes out to about 850 pounds. Plenty of room if you want to upgrade that 7950 to a 7970 which has better performance.
  3. richi3d10 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $851.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 13:32 EST-0500)
    Do you need an OS?


    You do realize that he meant 800-1000 BRITISH POUNDS. Not USD. So that equals somewhere in the area of 500-600 Pounds, under budget as hell.
  4. Poltregeist said:
    You do realize that he meant 800-1000 BRITISH POUNDS. Not USD. So that equals somewhere in the area of 500-600 Pounds, under budget as hell.

    It doesn't work out like that though, I live in the UK and the RRP is roughly the same as it is in USD (things are more expensive over here), I put in USD because it was easier.
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  5. richi3d10 said:
    It doesn't work out like that though, I live in the UK and the RRP is roughly the same as it is in USD (things are more expensive over here), I put in USD because it was easier.
    .


    Well I can't believe that because the GDP is worth 1.5 USD. So really your build is slightly under budget. It comes out to roughly 530 GDP.
  6. What I mean is, an i5 that costs $220 also costs around £200
  7. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.16 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.13 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£96.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.46 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£298.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.91 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£15.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£139.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £960.61
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 19:01 GMT+0000)
  8. Missed the whole three screen setup you'll get sooner or later in that case get a 7950/7970
  9. I like that build, but I would get 1x8gb rather than 2x4gb because if he ever wanted to upgrade later on, and would add and SSD
  10. 3570k £165
    Hyper 212 evo £26
    gigabyte z77 d3h £75
    corsair low profile ram 8gb 1600mhz £29
    128gb samsung 830 £75
    wd blue 1tb £56
    msi twin frozr 3 7870
    case phantom 410 £70
    be quiet 630w modular psu £63
    optical drive (any)
    monitor asus ve248H £140
    i have exact build its epic!
  11. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.16 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.13 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£104.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£54.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.89 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£94.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £947.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 21:00 GMT+0000)

    when buying the extra monitors make sure you got a DVI to mini display or something or that sort
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